Category: Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

Coverage of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

"Sustainable"

Review: ‘Sustainable’

Let’s be real, documentaries on farming can sometimes be polarizing. You know the types of films I mean. The ones that are heavy on shock value and show horrific scenes of animals at mass production

Review: ‘The Coffee Man’

Billed as an “intensely personal observational documentary,” director Jeff Hann’s “The Coffee Man” follows Canberra resident and ONA Coffee founder Sasa Sestic on his quest to become the 2015 World Barista Champion. The first feature

"Todd Who?"

Interview: Gavin Bond Talks the Making of ‘Todd Who?’ and the Lasting Impact of Todd Rundgren

If you live in Western Australia, chances are Gavin Bond knows more about Todd Rundgren than you do. I don’t say this to start a fan war, but the man’s enthusiasm for the musician, even

'The Coffee Man'

Interview: Director Jeff Hann on the Journey of ‘The Coffee Man’

Coffee can be blamed for many things, including a phenomenal new documentary screening opening night at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival that will have you craving caffeine and rooting for one man, Sasa Sestic, as

Interview: Sam Gould and Chloe Christodoulou on the Comedy Behind ‘Melbourne: A Guide to Living’

What makes Melbourne the world’s most livable city? Many have answers but few explain it in a more lovable and witty fashion than filmmakers Sam Gould and Chloe Christodoulou in “Melbourne: A Guide to Living.” The

Interview: Elle Marsh Talks ‘Vacant’ and Melbourne’s Urban Sprawl

If you’re flying into Melbourne for this year’s Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, you should know that when you land at Melbourne Airport you’ll be in the presence of greatness. The star of director Elle Marsh’s

Interview: The Differences that Unite Us Cecilia Rumore on ‘Abdullah’

Cecilia Rumore’s first documentary “Abdullah” is perhaps the perfect collision of passions. A social worker by day and an avid world traveler, Rumore has always been interested in the social justice issues affecting those from

Interview: Breaking Stereotypes with ‘Georgina’ Director Sandra Veneklaas

“Georgina” is a short documentary directed by Sandra Veneklaas that seeks to challenge your preconceptions of those working in the adult entertainment industry. In this captivating eleven minute short film, screening July 11th at the

Interview: ‘Roarhouse v The State’ and the Value of Community Arts with Marjetka McMahon-Krizanic

One of the great mockumentaries screening at this year’s Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is “Roarhouse v The State” directed by Marjetka McMahon-Krizanic and David de Roach. When watching a mockumentary one usually expects to laugh,

Alexandra Sasse

Interview: Alexandra Sassé on Art and the Making of ‘Painting Landscape’

Screening July 9th at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, “Painting Landscape” is a four minute documentary that brings audiences into the daily routine of artist Alexandra Sassé as she works on a painting of suburban Melbourne over